From his victory over Chris Jericho at Revolution 2020 to his loss against Kenny Omega at the Winter Is Coming special in December, Jon Moxley proudly defended the AEW World Championship for a total of 277 days. That reign set the new record for longest championship reign in the young company's history, but it was officially broken this week by Hikaru Shida's 278+ days as AEW Women's World Champion.
The Japanese star won the title from Nyla Rose back at Double or Nothing 2020 and has since defended it six times, defeating Penelope Ford, NWA's Thunder Rosa, Big Swole, Nyla Rose, Anna Jay and Abadon. She'll face the winner of the ongoing AEW Women's Eliminator tournament at this year's Revolution pay-per-view on March 7. Three of the tournament's four semifinalists have already been determined in Rose, Yuka Sakazaki and Ryo Mizunami, and the fourth (either Rosa or Riho) will be decided during a Bleacher Report special this coming Sunday.
The AEW women's eliminator tournament ends w/ the champion as the overall winner will take on the AEW women's world champion @shidahikaru at #AEWRevolution. Who will Shida defend her title against?— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) February 25, 2021
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Moxley successfully defended his title nine times throughout his reign, taking down Jake Hager, Brodie Lee, Brian Cage, Darby Allin, MJF, Eddie Kingston (twice), The Butcher and Lance Archer. His bout with Omega ended with Don Callis passing Kenny Omega a microphone, which "The Cleaner" used to bash Mox over the head. The two will have their rubber match at Revolution in an Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch, marking the first time the ultraviolent stipulation has been used on this big of a stage in the United States.
Check out the card for Revolution below:
- AEW World Championship: Kenny Omega vs. Jon Moxley (Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch)
- AEW Women's World Championship: Hikaru Shida vs. Women's Eliminator Tournament Winner
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Young Bucks vs. Chris Jericho & MJF
- Sting & Darby Allin vs. Brian Cage & Ricky Starks (Street Fight)
- Cody Rhodes vs. Scorpio Sky vs. Penta El Zero Miedo vs. Rey Fenix vs. Max Caster/10 vs. TBA (Face of the Revolution Ladder Match, Winner Gets a TNT title match)
- Hangman Page vs. Matt Hardy (Big Money Match)
- Miro & Kip Sabian vs. Orange Cassidy & Chuck Taylor
- Casino Tag Team Royale (Bear Country vs. Silver & Reynolds vs. Evil Uno & Stu Grayson vs. Santana & Ortiz vs. The Butcher & The Blade vs. Private Party vs. Top Flight